Municipal theft may be linked to ‘job-grading unhappiness’

2007-12-06 00:00

CRUCIAL documents and a computer have been stolen from several of the municipality’s sound governance and human resource offices at the Professor Nyembezi Centre during a break-in last weekend.

Municipal manager Rob Haswell said the break-in and theft has been reported to municipal security as well as the SAPS.

Haswell said it seemed that the thief targeted certain offices and was looking for something specific.

Speculation on the reasons for the theft of the documents focuses on links to ongoing staff unhappiness with the job-grading system at the municipality.

Allegations from close sources say that the thieves signed in to the Professor Nyembezi building’s security book before being admitted to the building by the guards.

It is alleged that holes had been punched in the dry wall partitions between offices to gain access to the stolen documents.

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